Yvonne Agnew > Slater and Gordon > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Slater and Gordon
CF10 3GA

Work Department

Medical Negligence


Yvonne is a Principal Lawyer in our Cardiff office. She has over 25 years’ experience dealing with complex and high value clinical negligence cases. She has extensive experience in all types of clinical negligence cases, particularly in relation to high value and complex birth injury, brain and spinal/vascular injury claims.

Yvonne is frequently mentioned in legal directories and praised for her ability to achieve high awards of damages in maximum severity cases. She has been involved achieving some of the highest value settlements in the UK, including a recent award worth £19 million.

Yvonne’s expertise was recognised when she was asked to form part of the working party appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government to advise on the implementation of the Redress Act in Wales.


Yvonne began her legal career in 1986, joined Leo Abse and Cohen in 1999 and became a Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in 2015.


Yvonne is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), a member of AvMA specialist panel and an accredited member of Law Society CN specialist panel (double Law Society and AvMA specialist panel accreditation).

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence; claimant

(Leading individuals: Clinical Negligence: Claimant)

Yvonne AgnewSlater and Gordon

‘Very knowledgeable and well practised in the industry’, Slater and Gordon has a strong grounding in handling personal injury and clinical negligence matters and is ‘unafraid to litigate difficult cases to trial’. A ‘first-class lawyer in every respect’Yvonne Agnew spearheads the firm’s clinical negligence offering which has wide-ranging expertise in handling cases, including those of the utmost severity. The team is also able to undertake cases for those lacking the financial means, by virtue of its Legal Aid franchise; in addition it is also able to assist those lacking the mental capacity through the provision of its in-house Court of Protection service. Able to draw from a ‘large knowledge base of specialist clinical negligence matters’, Julia Reynolds manages the catastrophic injury team and has particular expertise representing clients in obstetric cases and those involving paediatric brain damage. Lorraine O’Brien is ‘very pleasant to work with and experienced in handling difficult cases’, including on behalf of the firm’s large roster of union clients. At an associate level, Lara Bennett is ‘well-suited to handling high-value cases’, including birth injury claims, fatal accident issues and amputation claims, and the ‘hardworking and caring’ Kelly LLoyd Davies is ‘forthright and dedicated‘. On the personal injury front, Andrew Owen heads up the serious injury team, which regularly handles brain and spinal injury cases and is also well-regarded for handling claims brought under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. The office is also well-versed in handling occupational disease matters, including as it relates to industrial disease, an area that John Browne is particularly accomplished. Nicholas Collins is also recommended.